PolyIC announces the start of the research project POPUP. Sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the project is designed to help achieve the breakthrough of organic photovoltaics (OPV). The research consortium coordinated by the company Merck consists - besides PolyIC - of nine further technology leaders working in various areas of OPV. The total budget of the project, which will run for three years, is € 16 million. The BMBF will provide the consortium with funds of € 8.2 million; the remaining amount will be borne by the companies participating in the project.